Town of Halton Hills launches Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan

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Published August 10, 2021 at 7:20 pm

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An Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan (ERRP) has been launched in Halton Hills as the town continues moving through the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen.

The plan, which had a start date in August, will continue being implemented throughout the fall and beyond to help support local businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The success of Halton Hills’ businesses is critical to the well-being of our community,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette.

“The ERRP provides us with a framework for short-term actions to support immediate economic recovery efforts, as well as investment growth actions which will help sustain local economic growth over the longer term. Working together with our BIAs, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Support and Recovery Task Force, Tourism Advisory Committee and other stakeholders, the Town will continue to take proactive, decisive and coordinated action to support our business community.”

The ERRP is based on three pillars which include Information, Awareness and Engagement, Business Resilience and Growth and Advocacy on Key Issues.

The plan is designed to help businesses remain open and become more resilient over time, through several actions.

These actions include a shop local campaign, a digital toolkit for small businesses, Culinary Tourism Alliance partnership, arts and culture programs, economic recovery roundtables and a Community Improvement Plan Update.

“Collaboration, advocacy and sustained efforts have been the hallmarks of advancing the Town’s economic support initiatives since the onset of the pandemic,” said Damian Szybalski, Director of Economic Development, Innovation and Culture.

“The ERRP is the continuation of this work. It is a plan that is tailored for local circumstances and intended to address gaps where the Town is best able to assist local businesses.”

Full implementation of the ERRP will go into 2022 and additional details will be announced as various ERRP components are launched.

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